Chengde Medical University was founded in 1945.The University is located in Chengde city, which is an internationally famous tourist city. In Chengde there is the largest imperial garden in China -- the Summer Palace Resort, which was built during the Qing Dynasty. The university covers 1045,400 mē, and its total building area is about 215,000 mē.
There are ten specialties for undergraduates, seven specialties for three years student. There are bachelor degree programs, Master degree programs and diploma programs. There are also international student education and continue education. There is a staff of more than 1,900 at Chengde Medical University, over 1300 of them are academic faculty members. The university also invited more than 30 well-known professors from other countries to be named professors.
The university owns advanced teaching and research facilities and has a good academic environment. There are 64 teaching and research sections, 14 lab centers, 8 affiliated hospital, and 54 teaching hospitals. There are also 7 scientific research institutions in the university. Among them, the Institute of Chinese Materia Medica has the only key lab to promote and expand the study and research of Chinese Materia Medica sanctioned by Hebei Province.
The university attaches great importance to international academic exchange and cooperation. Up to now, friendly cooperation has been established with universities from Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Russia and Canada.